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How to Control Panic Attacks

Do you want to know how to control panic attacks and stop them occurring? The answer is by taking positive action. In this way, you improve you resilience in dealing with the challenges of life.

So what are some practical, positive steps you can take?

Positive Affirmations

Practising positive affirmations can help control panic attacks. These are positive statements that help in maintaining a positive frame of mind.

I’m strong and positive. I am calm and in control.

Find one that works for you and use it when you feel anxious, stressed or triggered

Say No to Triggers

Becoming more assertive and saying no to things that have a negative effect on you may help you avoid panic attack triggers. Don’t be a doormat. If you know that a situation may be triggering for you, say no until you feel ready. Don’t let anyone else put you in a position you’re not comfortable with. Know your own mind and body.

Prevention Strategies

Preparing a positive prevention strategy will help you feel prepared. Make a list of the steps which might help you. Could you attend a meditation course or some assertiveness training for example?

Pace Yourself

Doing too much too soon can lead to panic attacks. Pace yourself and take breaks when you need them. Eat regularly, exercise and look after yourself. A stressed and strained body is more prone to panic responses. Short term boosts like sugar and caffeine can leave you weak and on edge, increasing the potential for panic attacks to happen.

Find Balance

Take responsibility for your own needs, making sure you have a work/ life balance. Balance your needs and the needs of others. Being overloaded only makes you more prone to having panic attacks.

Find the Root Cause

What are the root cause of your panic attacks? Could you have generalised anxiety disorder? Or post traumatic anxiety? Perhaps you are struggling with a fear or phobia? Working out the cause is key to controlling the panic attacks.

Perhaps there’s something important you want to change in your life. Or a situation that’s making you feel uncomfortable.

Seek Help

If you are struggling with anxiety or panic attacks don’t go it alone. Seek help from family and friends. Or, better yet, from a professional hypnotherapist or counsellor or can help you learn to control your panic attacks and lead a more relaxed life.

Contact Alix Needham for Help

If you’d like to learn more please do get in touch. I can offer help with panic attacks or any related issues either from my London hypnotherapy clinic or online.

Further Reading on Panic Attacks

How to Stop Panic Attacks

How to Overcome Panic Attacks

How to Get Rid of Anxiety and Panic Attacks

Generalised Anxiety Disorder Treatment

Panic attack treatment

Alix Needham

Alix Needham

My techniques guarantee that you remain in control at every session. These techniques, developed over 25 years, are so effective that many issues can be addressed in as little as three sessions and my location in the very heart of London means you can book sessions to work around work.

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